Red Sox bring Masterson back to Boston

San Diego, CA ( – The Boston Red Sox continued to be
active on Thursday, as they signed right-hander Justin Masterson to a one-
year deal.

Boston also acquired righty Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday
and are apparently working toward a deal that would also land them lefty Wade

USA Today reported that Masterson will earn $9 million this season.

Masterson started his career with the Red Sox and pitched parts of two seasons
there before being sent to Cleveland for Victor Martinez in 2009.

The 29-year-old sinkerballer was an All-Star for the Tribe in 2013, but
struggled last season and was eventually dealt to St. Louis at the non-waiver
trade deadline. He was 7-9 combined last season with a 5.88 ERA in 28 games
(25 starts).

Masterson is 60-72 lifetime with a 4.24 ERA in 240 games (175 starts) for the
Red Sox, Indians and Cardinals.